Setting Up Your Surface

Getting Started

You received Your username and temporary password with your Surface Pro 6. This password also applies to your @walearner.org Microsoft and OneDrive accounts. You can change this password by pressing the Ctrl, Alt, and Del keys at the same time and selecting Change a Password.

See step-by-step instructions for OneDrive login here.

When you first log in, you may be asked the following:

  • Face ID: you can set up your face ID here, or skip
  • Multifactor Authentication: if you don’t want to set up multifactor authentication, just click the “X” in the upper right corner of the box asking for your phone number, then click “Skip for Now”
  1. Locate the “Mail” app in the start menu.
  2. After opening the Mail app, click on your email address. Email is now set up.
  3.  

OnCampus is Wheaton Academy’s online academic center.

  1. Click the Login link on the wheatonacademy.org homepage.
  2. Enter your @walearner.org email address (located on your Surface set-up sheet) and click “Next.”
  3. You will be advised that your username is being converted to a Blackbaud ID. Click “Continue.”
  4. Enter your new password and confirm it on the line below. Enter your first and last name and click “Sign Up.” 
  5. In the future, you can Login to OnCampus here. You can always find the OnCampus login link at the top of the families.wheatonacademy.org website.

Taking Care of Your Surface

DO keep your Surface in its case at all times.
DON'T leave it in hot (or cold) vehicles.
DON'T leave your Surface in places where it could be stolen.
DON'T lean on the Surface Pro 6 when the hinge is fully extended! The hinge can break.
DON'T charge it where someone could trip on the cable.

If you break your Surface Pro 6 . . .
If it was not in the case, or it has ever been taken out of the case, you will pay the full price for the repair. If it was in the case, the first repair is $200, the next $300. After that, you pay the full price for the repair.

Maintain Your Surface Pro 6

  • Fully restart your Surface Pro 6 at least once a week.
  • Apply all updates as soon as possible! (Restarting applies downloaded updates.)
  • Battery care: once a month, let the battery drain below 50% before charging it. Avoid leaving your device plugged in 24/7 to keep your battery at the right temperature. Avoid complete battery drain.
  • Please DO label your pen and charger (we have a label maker you can use!), but do NOT put stickers or write or draw on the Surface Pro 6, the keyboard, or the case.
  • Watch a tutorial on updating and restarting your surface!

Be careful when you install software: you are a local administrator and can install software when you need to, but be careful! If a dialog box pops open asking “Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?” THINK TWICE BEFORE YOU CLICK YES. If you were intentionally installing trustworthy software, click Yes. Otherwise, click No. That’s how malicious software can get installed. Watch a tutorial on installing programs and being careful! 

Back up your data!Make sure you are signed in to Microsoft OneDrive. If your Surface Pro 6 malfunctions, you could lose all the files on your system unless they are on Google Drive or OneDrive. You are responsible to back up your files.

You May Want To…

Your OneNote folders are automatically backed up in the cloud and can also be accessed on any computer at OneNote.com.

It’s a great program for writing on PDF files! You may need to sign in to the Microsoft Store with the same Microsoft account you use to sign in to your Surface.

You have an Adobe Creative Cloud account already created for you. Open the Adobe Creative Cloud application, and enter your wascholar.org email address. Because you have never logged in before, click Reset Your Password, then check your wascholar.org email Inbox for a link to set a password. You can update your apps or install new ones from that Creative Cloud application.

Read our One-to-One Device Policy Information